Krueger Wins Re-Election in Landslide, Securing Fifth Term

State Senator Liz Krueger standing next to Senator Harckham speaking on microphone
(Photo Courtesy of NY Senate Media Services)

State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Upper East Side, Lenox Hill) secured a decisive victory over challenger Michael Zumbluskas (R) for the third time in a row.

This was the third time Krueger and Zumbluskas faced off – and the result was very much the same. According to the final projections, Krueger won 74 percent of the vote (59,264 votes), compared to Zumbluskas’ 26 percent (20,820 votes).

Krueger defeated Zumbluskas by a similar margin in 2016 (74.95 to 25.05 percent) and 2014 (71.5 to 25.4 percent).

“I have always run on my record and have always been grateful for the trust placed in me by the residents of this district,” said Krueger. I hope they will continue to give me their trust, and I intend to continue working hard to earn it.”

Although he lost again, Zumbluskas is still proud of the pocket of support he was able to accumulate. He also said that he may or may not run again in two years, depending on how the circumstances change.

“It’s satisfying when I’m walking around and people come up to me and say, ‘I voted for you!'” said Zumbluskas. “When parents take my button to put it on their kid’s jacket; you know that if they do that, they voted for you. And I also had a lot of Democrats who told me, ‘I like you, but I just like Liz better.'”

Krueger acknowledged that her fifth term as State Senator of District 28 may prove to be her hardest yet. Her district – and the City in general – is facing a slew of unprecedented challenges. Regardless, she insisted that she is up to the task.

“Our state is facing immense challenges on multiple fronts, from COVID to climate change to economic recovery, as well as those issues that have long been with us, like the crushing need for more affordable housing. Tackling these challenges will require smart, bold, and determined action in Albany, and that’s what I intend to keep fighting for.”

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